On a sunny summer Sunday I gave up my family day to venture north to Durham to interview Jeremy Neal, creator of First Olympian beard oils. Finding myself instantly at ease in his company, I knew it was going to be worth it when he so succinctly captured the basis of his brand with the blindingly [...]
Fragrance: Coconut and berry [7/10] Texture: Sticky with smooth application [7/10] Amount used: 50p piece sized [6/10] Hold: Strong [8/10] Control: Excellent [8/10] Shine: Subtle shine [6/10] Duration / Staying Power: All day hold [8/10] Cleanse out: One wash, easy to cleanse [9/10] Packaging: Knockout design, quality packing [8/10] Uppercut Deluxe is a refined water-based pomade [...]
On the wall: Black Power Afro Pick A London find from Camden Market circa 2007. I always imagined it on my salon wall… and here it is. Time is Illmatic, at the Watershed 27-30 October A film about the making of Nas’s 20-year-old groundbreaking debut album Illmatic, “one of the most important and revolutionary albums in [...]
Fragrance: Fresh Citrus/Mint [7/10] Texture: Smooth Waxy/Sticky (Non-greasy) [8/10] Amount used: Thumbnail Size [8/10] Hold: Strong [8/10] Control: Excellent [9/10] Shine: Natural Shine [7/10] Staying power: All day. Easy to re-comb [8/10] Cleanse: 1–2 washes. Very good for oil based [7/10] Packaging: Uber Cool! [9/10] The first thing to note is the uber cool red, white [...]
Paul reckons he’s channeling Mad Men lothario Don Draper with his hair slicked back with pomade. Our client Philip Pantelides is on a quest to trial and review the best pomade brands, stay tuned so you too can channel your inner don!